Category Archives: DBG’s Blog

Avon Protection Signs Consultancy Deal With SecureBio

Avon PLC and SecureBio Ltd have signed a new strategic partnership agreement to deliver cutting edge respirator technology, coupled with specialist consultancy, training and decontamination services supplied by SecureBio Ltd. The partnership agreement will see Hamish de Bretton Gordon,  COO SecureBio, move to Avon PLC as the Managing Director of CBRN, whilst maintaining an active consultancy more »

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2Paragraphs: Islamic State Using Chlorine To Attack Iraqi Army

by Hamish de Bretton Gordon. The battles in Iraq, Syria and Kurdistan have taken yet an even more sinister and evil turn as the Islamic State starts to target Iraqi Army units with chemical weapons in the form of chlorine. Detailed reporting is difficult, but some claim up to 300 Iraqi Army soldiers are casualties more »

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2 Paragraphs: Can Only The Military Now Contain Ebola?

Ebola must be contained now to prevent its global spread. Recent pictures of infected people escaping from clinics and hospitals in West Africa illustrate a possible nightmare scenario that this most virulent of diseases could arrive on the shores of the US and UK, if demonstrative action is not taken. In a speech to the United more »

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2 Paragraphs: Could Islamic State Develop A Chemical Weapons Threat?

One year ago, on August 21, 2013, the Assad Regime poured up to 1000KGs of the deadly nerve agent Sarin onto the civilian population of the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, reputedly killing up to 1,500 people including many women and children. This outrageous act appeared to cross President Obama’s red line and led to an amazing more »

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SecureBio: Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threat Update June – July 2014

As part of our client services, SecureBio produces a bi-monthly threat update, highlighting CBRN events from across the globe and also providing expert analysis, the latest update covers events from 30th May to 29th July 2014. If you are interested in receiving further information or subscribing to our client services please do not hesitate to contact more »

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2Paragraphs: ISIS Has Chemical Weapons and Uranium, Can It Produce WMD?

By Hamish de Bretton Gordon. The shocking news two weeks ago that ISIS had overrun Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpile at Al Muthanna, and last week that ISIS had taken upwards of 40 pounds of uranium from Mosul University set the ‘wires’ into overdrive about whether ISIS would soon be producing WMD. There is still probably hundreds of tonnes of more »

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2Paragraphs: ISIS Has Control of Saddam Hussein’s WMD in Iraq

by Hamish de Bretton Gordon. Last week ISIS took control of the Iraqi Army military base at Al Muthanna, 45 miles NW of Baghdad, which houses the remnants of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpile. This was the chemical weapons (CW) arsenal that killed hundreds of thousands of Iranians in the Iran-Iraq war, hundreds of thousands of Kurds during the more »

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Wilton Park: What Do We Mean By Chemical Weapons? (Podcast)

SecureBio’s Chief Operating Officer, Hamish de Bretton Gordon, talks to Wilton Park, a global forum for strategic discussions, about what do we mean when we talk about chemical weapons, how do we deal with the removal and avoidance of them and how do we protect ourselves:   Podcast:  https://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/podcast/chemical-weapons/

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2Paragraphs: Is Tony Blair Correct About WMD in Iraq and Syria?

By Hamish de Bretton-Gordon In Tony Blair’s essay on the Middle East last weekend, the former British Prime Minister has two assertions about WMD; firstly that the invasion of Iraq in 2003, to which he committed British troops, prevented Saddam Hussein using WMD again, which he [Saddam] had used to kill hundreds of thousands of Kurds and Iranians, more »

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2Paragraphs: Assad Wins Syrian Presidential Battle And The Chemical War

By Hamish de Bretton Gordon, COO SecureBio. As President Bashar al-Assad unsurprisingly wins the presidential battle in this most tenuous of democracies, Sigrid Kaag head of the joint UN/OPCW mission to rid Syria of its chemical weapons briefs the UN Security Council (Wednesday June 4) that there is little chance that the remaining 7%, which has been more »

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